Educational Programs & Community Engagement
The Maryland Port Administration helps Maryland citizens learn about the Port of Baltimore and participate in related projects that restore the environment and enhance local neighborhoods. Students and the general public are invited to take advantage of tours, educational programs and speakers, environmental restoration events, project committees, and more.
The Dredged Material Management Program involves local citizens in decisions about placement projects, invites public input, and welcomes committee volunteers. Read On...
about the Port of Baltimore through school programs, curriculum,
and volunteer events offered by other MPA partners and
One of the best ways to learn about the Port, its economic importance, and its relationship to the Chesapeake Bay is to take a tour. Highly qualified and dedicated staff conducts all tours and programs, and will gladly answer any questions and assist in planning your visit.
Ø Take a close-up look at the Port of Baltimore, where more than 23 million tons of foreign cargo pass through private and public terminals each year. Read On...
Ø Experience the wild world of Poplar Island, restored with dredged material from Chesapeake shipping channels. Read On...
Ø Discover Hart-Miller Island, where dredged material from the Baltimore Harbor has transformed eroding islands into valuable habitat. Read On...
Ø Visit Swan Creek to learn about the wonders of wetland ecology. Read On...
Ø Explore the nation's first designated urban wildlife refuge located at Masonville Cove in Baltimore City's Middle Branch. Read On...
on-line gateway designed for teachers and students, but useful to anyone
seeking insight on the skills, logistics, and scope of activity that
takes place daily at the Port of Baltimore. Includes lesson plans and
is a collections of photos that represent education and community.
complements the Port of Baltimore's environmental education field experiences. It includes pre- and post-field trip lessons, and on-site activities your students will be completing when they visit one of our sites.